08 August 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 08 Aug 2006 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Aug. 8 AFPN 08 Aug 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Aug. 8.
- Iraqi Forces Conduct Raid in Baghdad, Seize Weapons, Detain Terrorists AFPS 08 Aug 2006 -- In separate operations yesterday and Aug. 6, Iraqi security forces captured 22 suspected terrorists and seized various weapons, U.S. military officials in Iraq reported.
- Coalition Soldiers Detain, Kill Terrorists, Seize Weapons AFPS 08 Aug 2006 -- U.S. and Iraqi soldiers detained two suspected terrorists, killed four terrorists, and seized weapons in several different operations in Iraq today, U.S. military officials in Iraq reported.
- Phase 2 of Operation Together Forward Kicks Off in Baghdad AFPS 08 Aug 2006 -- Iraqi security forces and U.S. soldiers of Multinational Division Baghdad yesterday launched the second phase of Operation Together Forward to increase security and reduce violence in Baghdad.
- Bombs in Baghdad Kill 19 at Market, Bus Station VOA 08 Aug 2006 -- Iraqi police say multiple bomb attacks in Baghdad killed at least 19 people Tuesday and wounded scores of others.
Defense Policy / Programs
- CTF 67 Begins Working with Ghanaian Military Navy NewsStand 08 Aug 2006 -- Forty-two members of Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe’s Task Force (CTF) 67 began working with their counterparts in the Ghanaian air force and navy in West Africa Aug. 5, to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
- Bearing assembly failure caused F-16 crash in Utah AFPN 08 Aug 2006 -- A bearing assembly failure caused an F-16 Fighting Falcon to crash in an unpopulated dry area close to Carrington Island in the Great Salt Lake, Utah, during a training mission March 30, according to an Air Force report released Aug. 7.
- U.S. Set to Leave 25,000 Troops in Korea AFPS 08 Aug 2006 -- U.S. troop levels in South Korea will not drop beyond previously agreed upon levels, a senior defense official speaking on background said here yesterday.
- Deployed Soldiers test Body Ventilation System Army News 08 Aug 2006 -- The Army's Rapid Equipping Force (REF) delivered 500 Body Ventilation Systems to heat-stressed Soldiers in Iraq and Kuwait last month.
- Official Discusses Middle East Conflicts, Conditions AFPS 08 Aug 2006 -- The activities in the Hezbollah-Hamas battlespace are being manipulated by Iran, directed by Syria and executed by Hamas in Palestine and Hezbollah in Lebanon, a senior U.S. military official, speaking on background, said today.
- MND MUM ON 'FAILED' RESEARCH PROGRAM WITH U.S. CNA 08 Aug 2006 -- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) declined to comment Tuesday on a media report that a five-year cooperative research program with the United States on a mobile electronic warfare system ended in failure.
- S. Korean Defense Experts Object to Plan for US to Give Up Wartime Command of Troops VOA 08 Aug 2006 -- The United States and South Korea are preparing to restructure their military alliance, with Washington giving up wartime command of Seoul's forces
- Daily Press Briefing State Department 08 Aug 2006
- Press Gaggle by Tony Snow The White House 08 Aug 2006
- DoD News: Contracts for August 08, 2006
- ATK and Lockheed Martin Complete Second Motor Test For Proposed U.S. Navy Intermediate-Range Missile ATK 08 Aug 2006 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) successfully test fired a second- stage booster motor under the Submarine Launched Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (SLIRBM) Booster System Demonstration for the U.S. Navy. This is the second static test firing conducted this summer under the demonstration.
- BAE Systems Awarded $27.2 million Contract Modification to Reset Bradley Combat Systems Vehicles for U.S. Army BAE Systems 08 Aug 2006 -- BAE Systems has received a $27.2 million contract modification from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command to reset 43 Bradley A2 Operation Desert Storm (ODS) vehicles returning from Iraq.
- Boeing Starts Production of Aft Fuselage for 100th F-22 Raptor Boeing 08 Aug 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] this week began manufacturing the aft fuselage section for the U.S. Air Force's 100th F-22 Raptor air dominance fighter at the company's Developmental Center in Seattle.
- Bath Iron Works Awarded $116 Million Contract for DDG 1000 ZUMWALT Class Transition and Detail Design General Dynamics 08 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a contract in the amount of $115.8 million to commence DDG 1000 ZUMWALT Class Destroyer detail design and procurement of Vendor Furnished Information (VFI) to support detail design. The total value of the detail-design effort, after all contract options have been fully funded, will be in excess of $300 million. This program was formerly known as the DD(X) destroyer program.
- General Dynamics Awarded $5 Million for Production of M2HB Machine Gun Receivers General Dynamics 08 Aug 2006 -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a $5.5 million contract from U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command, Rock Island, Ill., for the production of receiver assemblies for the M2HB machine gun. Deliveries on this contract will commence in January and extend through October 2007.
- Lockheed Martin/Northrop Grumman Longbow JV Awarded $125 Million Contract for Longbow Fire Control Radar Production Lockheed Martin 08 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) has awarded a $125 million contract to Longbow Limited (LBL) for production and support of the Longbow Fire Control Radar (FCR).
- BACN Sizzles at JEFX; Northrop Grumman Completes Test of Joint Airborne Network System Northrop Grumman 08 Aug 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Joint Forces Command successfully completed a series of test flights of the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) system during Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment (JEFX) 2006.
- DARPA Asks Raytheon to Develop Radar for 'Integrated Sensor Is Structure' Program Raytheon 08 Aug 2006 -- A radar antenna the length of a football field that would weigh less than the 22 players in action on it is in development by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) under terms of an $8 million contract associated with the Integrated Sensor is Structure or ISIS program from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
- U.S. Navy Awards Northrop Grumman $135 Million Contract Modification for Fire Scout UAV Northrop Grumman 08 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a $135.8 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned air vehicle (VTUAV) program.
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection to receive five additional American Eurocopter EC120s for homeland security missions EADS 08 Aug 2006 -- The Department of Homeland Security has ordered five more EC120s from American Eurocopter, increasing to 15 the total number of these single-engine helicopters being acquired for front-line operations by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.
- Lockheed Martin And ATK Complete Second Motor Test For Proposed U.S. Navy Intermediate-Range Missile Lockheed Martin 08 Aug 2006 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) successfully test fired a second-stage booster motor under the Submarine Launched Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (SLIRBM) Booster System Demonstration for the U.S. Navy. This is the second static test firing conducted this summer under the demonstration.
- Northrop Grumman Receives Phase III Contract for Commercial Airliner Protection System Northrop Grumman 08 Aug 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been selected by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for Phase III of the Counter-Man Portable Air Defense System (Counter-MANPADS) program.
- Interview: Russia Arms Sanctions 'Not Possible' To Contest Legally RFE/RL 08 Aug 2006 -- The United States has imposed sanctions on two major Russian arms dealers -- state arms exporter Rosoboroneksport and the aviation firm Sukhoi -- for allegedly selling high-tech equipment to Iran.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 08 Aug 2006
- Negotiations Continue on Mideast Resolution, U.S. Says Washington File 08 Aug 2006 -- The United States and France, co-sponsors of the Security Council draft resolution intended to end the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict, continue to work on the text and to respond to Lebanese concerns and proposals after meeting with a Lebanese/Arab League delegation.
- South Lebanon in Lockdown After Israeli Warning VOA 08 Aug 2006 -- Vehicle traffic in southern Lebanon has come to a virtual standstill after the Israeli military warned residents that every single car on the road will be considered a target.
- Security Council has been idle during Lebanese 'bloodbath' - League of Arab States UN News Centre 08 Aug 2006 -- The League of Arab States accused the Security Council today of doing nothing while the Lebanese people have become engulfed in a "bloodbath" since the conflict between Israel and Hizbollah erupted almost a month ago.
- UN assesses sea routes for aid to Lebanon as bombing destroys roads and bridges to Tyre UN News Centre 08 Aug 2006 -- Racing against time to supply vital humanitarian aid to war-ravaged Lebanon, the United Nations is looking at the possibility of sea routes to bring in supplies as Israeli bombing has destroyed all roads and bridges to the southern city of Tyre and no humanitarian convoys were able to get through to the south of the country today.
- Southern Lebanon still beset by intense fighting, reports UN mission UN News Centre 08 Aug 2006 -- Heavy fighting continues to rage in southern Lebanon, the United Nations mission to the area reported today, with both the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) and Hizbollah firing either at or from the vicinity of UN peacekeeping posts over the past 24 hours.
- Qana attack may illustrate pattern of violations in Middle East conflict: Annan UN News Centre 08 Aug 2006 -- Israel's deadly attack on the Lebanese village of Qana could be part of a "pattern of violations of international law" committed during the almost month-long conflict with Hizbollah, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said, calling for a more comprehensive investigation into the 30 July bombardment.
- 14 Lebanese Dead in Israeli Airstrikes, 150 Hezbollah Rockets Hit Israel VOA 08 Aug 2006 -- Battles are raging across southern Lebanon, as Israel continues its four-week land and air offensive against Hezbollah guerrillas.
- Ahmadinejad, Annan discuss draft resolution on Lebanon IRNA 08 Aug 2006 -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on the United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, to take " a courageous measure" to establish an immediate ceasefire in Lebanon.
- ISRAEL: Hezbollah ballbearing rockets maximise injuries IRIN 08 Aug 2006 -- Doctors are concerned that Hezbollah's use of ballbearings in many of the rockets fired into northern Israel is increasing the number of casualties: 36 civilians have been killed so far, according to Israeli authorities.
- LEBANON: South lacks medication for chronic diseases IRIN 08 Aug 2006 -- Aid agencies and doctors in south Lebanon say there is a growing shortage of medication for chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cancer and AIDS.
- LEBANON: Fuel shortages threaten hospital services IRIN 08 Aug 2006 -- Lebanese officials have said that hospitals are threatened with closure as a result of severe fuel shortages nationwide.
- LEBANON: Ministerial decisions could bring change, say analysts IRIN 08 Aug 2006 -- Decisions made by the Arab League Council of Ministers in Beirut on Monday could yield serious changes in Lebanon, should the UN Security Council amend a draft resolution set to be voted on within hours, say analysts.
- British Leader Says UN Resolution Must Not Leave 'Vacuum' in Lebanon VOA 08 Aug 2006 -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair is calling for the rapid approval of a U.N. Security Council resolution to halt hostilities in the Middle East.
- Annan Says Israeli Strike on Qana May Have Violated International Law VOA 08 Aug 2006 -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan says Israel's deadly air strike on the Lebanese village of Qana may be part of a pattern of international law violations in the Israel-Hezbollah conflict.
- 3 Israelis Killed in South Lebanon Fighting as Army Readies Expanded Offensive VOA 08 Aug 2006 -- Clashes between Israeli troops and Hezbollah militants in southern Lebanon killed three Israeli soldiers Tuesday, and wounded five others.
- Olmert: Israel Will Study Lebanese Offer to Deploy Troops in South Lebanon VOA 08 Aug 2006 -- Israel's prime minister on Tuesday gave a cautious welcome to Lebanon's proposal to deploy its army in the southern part of the country - a Hezbollah stronghold
- Lebanon: Fighting Continues Ahead Of UN Talks RFE/RL 08 Aug 2006 -- Air strikes and ground fighting continue to rage in Lebanon today, ahead of UN Security Council talks on ending the monthlong war that has killed more than 1,000 people.
- Iran Criticizes Draft Lebanon Resolution RFE/RL 08 Aug 2006 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki described a U.S.-French draft UN resolution on the Mideast conflict as "an operation against Lebanon."
- Middle East: Hizballah's Lack Of Structure Is Its Strength RFE/RL 08 Aug 2006 -- As Hizballah resists almost four weeks of Israeli air and ground operations, many analysts are calling it the most effective Arab force the Israeli army has yet faced.
- Russia wants UN resolution to satisfy Lebanon RIA Novosti 08 Aug 2006 -- Russia's ambassador to the UN said early Tuesday morning that his country favored a Security Council resolution that would satisfy Lebanon.
- Car Bomb Kills 2 in Sri Lankan Capital VOA 08 Aug 2006 -- A car bomb has killed at least two people and injured at least seven others in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo
- Sri Lanka's Tamil Rebels Lift Blockade of Irrigation Canal VOA 08 Aug 2006 -- Sri Lanka's Tamil rebels say they have ended their blockade of an irrigation canal in the northeastern Trincomalee district.
- UN envoy discusses Darfur with Sudanese, African Union officials UN News Centre 08 Aug 2006 -- The senior United Nations envoy to Sudan held high-level talks today on Darfur with an adviser to Sudanese President Omar al Bashir and a special representative from the African Union (AU), which has a 7,000-strong force trying to keep the peace in the strife-torn region where scores of thousands have been killed and more than 2 million displaced in the past three years.
- SUDAN: July the worst month of Darfur conflict, aid agencies say IRIN 08 Aug 2006 -- July was the most dangerous month of the three-year-old conflict in Darfur for aid workers, four major international humanitarian agencies working in the region said on Tuesday.
- NEPAL: Aid work threatened by Maoist rebels IRIN 08 Aug 2006 -- NGOs working in remote parts of western Nepal have halted development work due to insecurity and mounting pressure from Maoist rebels.
- Russia calls on Georgia, Abkhazia to resume peace talks RIA Novosti 08 Aug 2006 -- A deputy Russian foreign minister said Tuesday Russia advocated revitalization of a UN-chaired coordination council set up to break a long-standing impasse over the status of a Georgia's breakaway republic.
- Nigeria Withdrawing Troops From Bakassi Peninsula VOA 08 Aug 2006 -- Nigeria has begun withdrawing its troops from the disputed Bakassi peninsula ahead of a United Nations-brokered deadline agreed with Cameroon.
- DRC: Security situation in North Kivu remains precarious IRIN 08 Aug 2006 -- War-weary residents of the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu Province turned up in large numbers to vote in July's elections, hoping that the new leaders they chose would restore security to the region.
- Congo Results Start Trickling Out as Tensions Remain High VOA 08 Aug 2006 -- The first official results from voting constituencies in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were posted Tuesday.
- Somalia's Cabinet Nominations Already Causing Tension VOA 08 Aug 2006 -- In Somalia, a member of parliament says the process of nominating new Cabinet members is already causing tension among the government's top leadership.
- Lockheed Martin-Built JCSAT-10 Satellite Ready For Launch Lockheed Martin 08 Aug 2006 -- The JCSAT-10 telecommunications satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for JSAT Corporation of Japan, is ready for launch Aug. 11. The launch is scheduled for 6:14 p.m. EDT aboard an Ariane V launch vehicle provided by Arianespace.
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